Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Now - Sep. 4, 2017, Wednesday-Sunday and summer holidays noon to 5pm0
Wheels O' Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr. (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.), Dunlap, IL 61525
Museum has 30,000 sq ft of exhibits in 4 buildings.Something for all ages. Many interactive displays of manufacturing the past 50-100 years in Peoria area. Cars, Steam locomotive, Cat tractors, model trains, toys, dolls, WMBD radio station and so much more to see;...Free for ACTIVE Military others $7 adults, $3.50 ages 3-11. Event Type: Family
Phone: 309-243-9020
Area: Peoria

Now - Aug. 31, 2017, Wednesday-Sunday Noon-5PM
Wheels O' Time Museum , 1710 W. Woodside Dr. (Rt. 40 and W. Woodside Dr. ), Dunlap, IL 61525
New exhibit in the Early V8 Ford area. August is Model T month and 3 vehicles from the 1920's will be featured. *1926 Tin Lizzy, called the Silver Streak, has just returned from re- creating a tour in Canada that the Gypsy Coeds from Bradford did in 1939. (The owner used a trailer to take to several appearances at places the car visited on its own in 1939) *1925 Model TT Flat Bed delivery truck *1925 Model TT tanker used to deliver heating oil. ...$7 Adults. $3.50 Ages 3-11. Event Type: Educational
Phone: (309) 243-9020
Area: Peoria

Aug. 20, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017, 1:30pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Think you’ve seen it all? Come for an ‘I Spy’ hike through the park and find out what’s hidden along the trails. A great hike for those who want to train their eyes to see more of what’s wild at Forest Park....donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Aug. 20, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017, 11am-2pm
Peoria Zoo, 2320 N Prospect Rd, Peoria, IL 61603
Come and celebrate our world! This day is a celebration of cultures and the people who make our world special. Explore different cultures from around the world and even the role animals play in their lives!...regular zoo admission. Event Type: Family
Phone: 309-686-3365
Area: Peoria

Aug. 26, 2017 - Aug. 26, 2017, 1-3pm
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Learn about butterfly life cycles and ways to identify common Illinois species. Then, get up close with butterflies on a short hike following the presentation....donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational
Phone: 309-686-3360
Area: Peoria

Aug. 26, 2017 - Aug. 26, 2017, 9am-4pm
Tawny Oaks, 715 W Singing Woods Rd, Edelstein, IL 61526
Late summer is an excellent time to plant native wildflowers. It gives time for roots to grow before winter, and all rain means you don’t need to water the plants as often. Pleasant Prairie Nursery will be at Tawny Oaks with a wonderful variety of native species to help you start your prairie garden. Get a jump-start on next year’s garden by fall planting....free. Event Type: Seasonal
Phone: 309-418-7051
Area: Peoria

Aug. 26, 2017 - Aug. 26, 2017, 10-11am
Tawny Oaks, 715 W Singing Woods Rd, Edelstein, IL 61526
Learn to identify what plants are blooming in the prairie, and learn about prairie birds, insects, and prairie ecology. These leisurely hikes are along a smooth level path and are about an hour. For ages 10+. ...donations appreciated. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 309-418-7051
Area: Peoria